Black Stars players receive $5,000 despite defeat to South Africa in World Cup qualifiers


Each of the players that reported to camp has pocketed $5,000 for their participation in the World Cup qualifiers during the international break

Ghana government through the ministry of youth and sports has paid each Black Stars player an amount of $5,000 for their participation in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, understands.

Despite Ghana losing to South Africa on Monday in Johannesburg, the players were paid the money for their performance against Ethiopia on September 5.

The Black Stars defeated the Walias Antelopes 1-0 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium thanks to Wakaso Mubarak’s long range shot which surprisingly went through the legs of Ethiopia goalkeeper Telemina Shanko.

Ghana went to South Africa with a depleted squad since seven players who played against Ethiopia missed the game due to Covid-19 scare in the country.

They included Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom, Daniel Amartey, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Kofi Kyereh. However, all these players have received their winning bonuses for the game against Ethiopia.

Head coach C.K Akonnor will receive twice the amount of the players ($10,000) whiles his assistant David Duncan takes home a little less of that amount.

Ghana, who currently sit second in Group G with three points and are tied on the same points with Ethiopia, will take on Zimbabwe in a double header next month with the hope of reviving their chances of qualifying.


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